encroachment

[ en-krohch-muh nt ]
/ ɛnˈkroʊtʃ mənt /

noun

an act or instance of encroaching.
anything taken by encroaching.

Nearby words

  1. encouragement,
  2. encouraging,
  3. encrimson,
  4. encrinite,
  5. encroach,
  6. encrust,
  7. encrustation,
  8. encrusted,
  9. encrypt,
  10. encryption

Origin of encroachment

1425–75; late Middle English encrochement < Anglo-French. See encroach, -ment

Related formsnon·en·croach·ment, noun

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Word Origin and History for encroachment

encroachment

n.

1520s, from encroach + -ment. In Anglo-French from mid-15c.

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